Presentation on theme: "RESOURCE DATA MANAGEMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1 RESOURCE DATA MANAGEMENT LOOKING TO THE FUTURE:ENERGY
2 AGENDA Company Overview The Three I’s Innovation Integration InspirationEnergy Saving ExamplesSummary
3 COMPANY OVERVIEW www.resourcedm.com Formed in 2000 Based in Glasgow, ScotlandAnnual turnover approx $15MEmploy 100 staff in the UKOver 300 customers around the worldRDM owned Manufacturing subsidiarySoftware Development subsidiary in Delhi, IndiaGlobal monitoring based in Glasgow
5 INNOVATION Benchmark Minimum Standards www.resourcedm.com Future proofed systems whilst being legacy equipment compatibleEnables integration to existing systems and equipment to avoid having to fit replacements.Open communications IP protocolFreedom to choose parts of the system from different sources Slide 6Easier to integrateEasier to adapt to future innovationsWeb based, browser accessedSmart phone/TabletNo proprietary access software requiredNo annual licence feesGlobal, multi point accessibility
7 “I like the ease of getting into the system “I like the ease of getting into the system. I can take a look at the stores that have RDM controls in them and look at their data from my phone. I could actually make a set-point adjustment to a thermostat from my phone if I need to. It’s all Web-based”Wally Lindeman, FM Manager, Lund’s Food Holding
8 Joining up the standalone dots INTEGRATIONJoining up the standalone dots
11 INTEGRATION www.resourcedm.com By gaining visibility of everything that is using energy including water, you can use the data from different systems to influence operational actionsFor example sharing HVAC Humidity data to influence trim heater controlIntegration allows the modifying of control strategies, adding new control strategies on top of existing controls based on a larger number of existing data pointsThis opens up the application of efficient control strategies where there were noneSystem visibility helps to locate and identify problem areasThere are many systems operating in isolation, often conflicting with other systems. The conflict only showing up in the utility bills or poor functionalityWith real time monitoring and control you can maintain an automatic tight grip on the efficiency levels achievedIf you wait until the main utility meter has recorded the higher energy consumption you have already lost the savings.All operating in the background 24/7/365 and visible locally and remotely for maintenance purposes.
14 INSPIRATION Inspired Integration—what to do with the data? Once connected, the previously standalone equipment can offer up to the control and monitoring systems their valuable logged historical dataThis “before” data has been and is continuing to be used to evaluate various trials of new gases, new valves, parameter change trials, variable speed drive applications, any new system of operation is able to be validated before/during/after, every action is logged, every reaction recorded in real time almost always without the need for repetitive time consuming and expensive site visits.This speeds up the initiative validation process, provides the backup data to tick all the boxes required by finance, risks to stock and trading, engineering and maintenance .
16 TRIM HEATER CONTROLSimple and generally the easiest, quickest, energy reduction win that is possible without switching it off altogether
17 Is it worth doing---YES! The energy and financial savings involved for a typical supermarket with 30 cases is:Assuming 1kw trim heater per case =Typical minimum savings pa with trim heater control of 50% = 15kw x 24 x 365 =At 8p per kwh this is an annual saving of400 stores produce an annual saving of30kw standing load131400kwh£10,512 per store£4.2 million.Is it worth doing---YES!How many extra frozen pizzas do you need to sell to add £4.2 million profit to the bottom line?How do we know it is still working—should we maintain these savings we are counting on?The solution is to monitor that the trim heater energy reduction is not faltering or failed by integrating the data back into the supervisory system in real time.
18 Benefits of Integration Load shedding opportunities are not easy in a retail environment even more so on food refrigerationA networked integrated system opens up load shedding possibilities to switch off or reduce the trim heater loads on a store by store basis or globally across the estate.Using the previous example the controlled and reduced trim heater load of 15kw per store x 400 stores there is a potential to shed 6 Megawatts simultaneously off the grid.Valuable in terms of Triad capacity charge reduction in the winter period.Due to thermal inertia the switching off of the trims for short periods will generally go unnoticed in the store, but it is dependent on case type and store environmental conditions.
19 We can detect non usage and flag maintenance warnings. NIGHT BLINDSFollowing the capital outlay of installing night blinds:Are your night blinds being used correctly…?Do we wait for the bad surprise in the energy bill?We can detect non usage and flag maintenance warnings.
21 Summary www.resourcedm.com We need to have sight of every energy consuming element.If it is unseen it cannot be constantly monitored and controlled for maximum sustained efficiency.We can expand the existing refrigeration network to connect to HVAC, Lighting, Metering as a minimum.This gives visibility and opens up integrated control and novel application possibilities.Information and communications technology is a key enabler to energy efficiency and sustainability.
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